Note: The following item reports on a number of vintage video games becoming available to play (for free and direct from your browser) via the Internet Archive (IA). As the blog points out, this new material is part of an expansion to the IA’s Historical Software Archive that went live at the end of October.
Like the Historical Software collection, the Console Living Room is in beta – the ability to interact with software in near-instantaneous real-time comes with the occasional bumps and bruises. An army of volunteer elves are updating information about each of the hundreds of game cartridges now available, and will be improving them across the next few days. Sound is still not enabled, but is coming soon. Faster, more modern machines and up-to-date browsers work best with the JSMESS emulator.
The IA blog post continues with details about the five vintage game consoles now available. They include:
- Atari 2600
- Atari 7800 ProSystem
- Magnavox Odyssey²